EKU FOOTBALL | Colonels football exemplifies next man up mentality

10/29/2015 11:36 AM

The Eastern Kentucky football team is perfect in OVC and FCS play this season. They are currently ranked 13th in the nation and are riding the confidence of a three game win streak into their most important game of the season.

This Saturday the Colonels face off against the FCS’s top ranked team, Jacksonville State.

The most recent EKU victory was their homecoming win over Tennessee State, where freshman Ethan Thomas’ rushing performance earned him OVC newcomer of the week. Thomas was thrust into the workhorse role after Dy’Shawn Mobley was inactive due to illness, and Adam Lane left the game with a hamstring injury.

Head Coach Dean Hood says Thomas is just one example of the depth on this Colonel roster, and the responsibility of every player to be ready when their number is called.

Here is the rest of the interview with coach Hood that aired Wednesday evening:

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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